Opera group perform Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Castle

Don Giovanni
Don Giovanni

Following the success of La Boheme and Carmen, an opera company will be returning to The Castle in Wellingborough tomorrow to perform Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Lust, revenge, jealousy, murder, rape, seduction and deceit all feature in this two act opera, which combines melodrama with comedy.

Written in the 19th century, the piece tells the now well known story of an abusive and promiscuous nobleman who succeeds in offending and outraging everyone else in the opera, until the time when he encounters something he cannot conquer.

Don Giovanni contains some of Mozart’s most famous music, notably Don Giovanni and Zerlina’s seductive duet La ci darem la mano, Leporello’s Catalogue Aria (in which he lists the Don’s many conquests), Donna Anna’s vengeful Or sai chi l’onore and her heart-breaking Non mi dir, as well as the well known finale.

The opera is sung in an English translation by David Parry and accompanied by the Co-Opera Co. Orchestra, conducted by Tim Murray.

Co-Opera Co. will be bringing this production to the stage tomorrow at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £22 or £20 and can be bought by calling the box office on 01933 270007 or online at www.thecastle.org.uk